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 Bang-up, or Slap-bang.Banian Dàys [Ban-yan]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Banian or Banyan (A).
 
A loose coat (Anglo-Indian).   1
       
“His coat was brownish black perhaps of yore,
In summer time a banyan loose he wore.”
       
Lowell: Fitz Adam’s Story (stanza 15).
 


 Bang-up, or Slap-bang.Banian Dàys [Ban-yan]. 

 
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